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John Doane

Generation #1

John Doane b: 1590, Lancashire, England; d: February 21, 1685, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; m: Lydia ?

Deacon John Doane

Birth:  1590

Lancashire, England

Death:  Feb. 21, 1685


Barnstable County

Massachusetts, USA

John Doane came to Plymouth about 1630. He was one of the leaders of the colony, twice assistant to the governer, member of the Committee to Revise the Laws in 1636 and Deacon of the Church at Plymouth.

In 1644 he removed to Nauset and was one of the original founders of Eastham where he served as Deacon of the First Church, Justice of the Peace, Member of the first Board of Selectmen and Deputy to the Colony Court.

His wife's name was Lydia.

Some mention his death date as April 13.

His home site is just a few miles N of the cemetery, near Doane Rock, and is identified with a marker. (bio by: GC)


Family links:


  Ann Perkins Doane (1600 - 1654)*

  Ann Doane*

  Lydia Doane*



  Ephraim Doane (____ - 1700)*

  Lydia Doane Hicks (1629 - 1682)*

  Abigail Doane Lothrop (1631 - 1733)*

  John Doane (1635 - 1708)*

  Daniel Doane (1636 - 1712)*


*Calculated relationship



Cove Burying Ground


Barnstable County

Massachusetts, USA

Plot: N-41deg 48.679' / W 39deg 58.237'

Ephraim Doane

b:  d: 1700

Lydia Doane

b: 1629; d: 1682

Abigail Doane

b: 1631; d: 1733

John Doane

b: 1635; d: 1708

Daniel Doane

b: 1636, Plympton, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts; d: December 20, 1712, Eastham, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts; m: 1) Constance Snow  b: 1646; d: 1682;   m: 2) Hepzibah Cole b: 1649